Seeking Submissions for Creative Writing Exercises Book!

tn_creative-writing-e1386180759634I am excited to be compiling a book of creative writing exercises from teachers and authors. I’m hoping that you will be one of those authors or teachers who contributes to the book!

I recently sat on a panel for self-publishing at Book ‘Em N.C. Writer’s Conference and Book Fair. I didn’t get to sit down much after that! Every time I turned around someone was there asking me about publishing, writing, editing, marketing, etc. It was wonderful to see so many budding authors! I wished then that I had something like this proposed book to offer those writers.

Out of all of the books I have out there, the one that sells the most briskly is Poetry Writing Workshop: A Workbook for Students. Readers come from all walks of life, even though I wrote the book as a resource for teachers. I think the reality is that writers hunger for more creative ideas, no matter where they come from.

So, I want to compile a book along those lines – a book for writers with advice and writing exercises from authors and teachers – that includes YOU!

The goal is to encourage those writers who are just starting out or ‘stuck’.

As a contributor, you will receive a digital copy of the book and the chance to plug your book – you can even include a short excerpt of one of your books and links to your website(s).

What I need from you should you decide to join us:

· A short bio

· How do you get those creative juices flowing and/or what inspires you to write?

· What is your favorite creative writing exercise? (Imagine you had to teach a workshop and needed to give the class an exercise to do.) The exercise can be about plot, character development, voice, etc. Whatever you want!

· A sample or samples of the finished product from your writing exercise

Your creative writing lesson can be in any genre (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc.). It might be one paragraph or 5 pages long! No limits! Just make sure that the reader has a specific thing they need to do to get their creative muse in gear!


Karen Silvestri, Karenzo Media

Published by: Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.

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2 thoughts on “Seeking Submissions for Creative Writing Exercises Book!”

  1. How long will you be collecting for? I will be moving in just over a month and all my resources binders are currently packed away. I have a couple of great exercises in mind but I don’t want to go from memory with them.

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